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Thermostat gasket is leaking can that be replaced

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Yes I have an 04 explorer it is a little tricky to get to. You have to check it close, more than likely it is the plastic housing replace it and the thermostat now. It seems to be a common problem and like I said a little tight to get too. But I did mine in the carquest parking lot. Here is a youtube video I found.
Replacing Thermostat Housing in 02 Ford Explorer V6 4 0L upper and...

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2002 suzuki grand vitara coolant lose with no visual leak replaced water pump thermostat and radiator cap


could be head gasket leaking if there are no obvious leaks from hoses,gaskets,radiator etc

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Just had the head gasket replaced am losing water and there are bubbles in radiator took it back told me bubbles were normal in older cars wondering if water can leak out the thermostat


Well, I've never heard that bubbles were normal in older cars. I'd say the shop was at fault for shoddy repairs. You got it back and it's leaking or losing coolant? Something they should have checked very carefully for before calling the work finished.
Possibly, the bubbles were from overheated coolant because the level was low, after you noticed the loss of water. You asked if coolant can leak from the thermostat-there is a gasket on the thermostat housing that covers the thermostat, and that housing gasket can certainly leak. And sometimes does after thermostat replacement, since the bolts are not torqued down real tight to avoid distorting the gasket and causing a leak. If you see any sign of coolant around the thermostat housing, it may be leaking there. You would need to turn the housing bolts down about a half turn, and see if that stopped the leak. If it still leaks, you would probably need a new thermostat housing gasket. Don't know if you want to confront that shop again, but they should do the service for free, it was their job to finish the job. A small task and a two dollar gasket is about it, but someone will have to drain a good portion of the coolant first. They should have checked for leaks or losing coolant.

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How to replace Thermostat on 2006 Town & Country Van ?


drain coolant system half way until coolant below thermostat.to locate thermostat follow upper radiator hose to engine.just remove both thermostat housing two bolts then clean all traces of old gasket material. be sure to have new thermostat gasket and gasket sealer on hand.make sure both thermostat housing and engine block clean dont have any traces of old gasket material if so you will have coolant leak.but besure to put gasket sealer both sides thermostat gasket just need thin layer RTV silicone.you can buy can of gasket remove to help remove old gasket material. try not to damage thermostat housing surface or engine surface with scraper deep scratches cuts in either surfaces will cause coolant leak be careful.

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2004 Ford Explorer V6 engine over heating i replaced gasket, thermostat, top housing unit and the o-ring now it is leaking from behind the base where the thermostat housing is bolted down to just behind...


There is a gasket on the base of the housing, the housing you speak off has the sensor and a heater hose and bolts to top of the intake and also hold the thermostant, this housing does contain a rubber molded gaske, i have replaced a few of these, heres the problem i have run into a couple where the plastic was eaten away in the area that holds the gasket in place. if you remove it you will see a groove that the gasket sits inside of, if the groove is broken then replace the housing but if its good then all you need is the gasket, you will need to ask for thermostat housing gasket to engine intake, this gets confusing to a parts person as they may think you are asking for the thermostat gasket, also in the rear bottom of the housing theres a hose connected to the housing make sure thats not your leak, the hose may also be leaking. good day

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My son replaced the thermostat and thermostat housing on his 2002 ford taurus. It is leaking from the bottom of the housing. What would cause this?


COULD HAVE DAMAGED RUBBER O RING TIGHTEN TOO TIGHT OR REUSED THE OLD ORING WILL CAUSE LEAKING.IF YOUR THERMOSTAT HAS PAPER GASKET INSTEAD O RING. YOU NEED TO PUT SEALANT ON BOTH SIDES OF THE GASKET.THAT WILL KEEP IT FROM LEAKING.IF YOUR VECHICLE HAD A RUBBER O RING AROUND THERMOSTAT REPLACE WITH NEW O RING DONT PUT PAPER GASKET IF YOU HAVE THE O RING SEAL.THE O RING DOES THE SEALING NO NEED PAPER GASKET.

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Therrmostat gasket housing leak


BUY SOME GASKET SEALER LIKE RTV SILICONE BLUE TYPE RESIST ANTIFREEZE.

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My 1996 chevy suburban wont start


If you plugged the original leak (which sounds like the head gasket) and then the radiator was leaking, and you are having water coming out of the exhaust, then you need to replace the head gaskets. It sounds like you had a blown head gasket from the start. Here's what to do.

1. Replace the head gaskets (will need intake manifold gasket as it need to come off for this procedure).

2. Replace thermostat, radiator cap (if radiator is still good)

3. Replace water pump; the water pump may have stopped working (mechanical), which in turn caused the pressure to build an blow the head gasket (the cause of the pump would be a bad thermostat. If the truck was overheating, then the thermostat was bad to begin with, then the pump, then the head gasket, so then the only place left for the water to go is out the exhaust.

Here is a list of replacements:

^ water pump
^ thermostat
^ head gaskets
^ valve cover gaskets
^ radiator cap (if radiator is good)
^ radiator : if leak from cap caused any damage to radiator (should still be good)

**Also check the radiator hoses to ensure they do not have any "bubbles". Hot water over time (with anti-freeze) erodes the inside of the hoses, and begins to "dig" holes and grooves in the hose, which evetually cause leaks. Consider replacing these as well for safe measure.

Please, let me know if you need further assistance.

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Jun 22, 2010 | 1996 Chevrolet Suburban

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Coolant leak


i think you got a head gasket leak,,,if its buring coolant the only thing that will burn it is a leaking head gasket,,its probably leaking into the cylinder and burning it and leaking externally where you see coolant on the tranny,,,replace the head gasket,,,

Oct 14, 2009 | 1990 Chevrolet Cavalier

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Coolant leak from thermostat housing.


HI, if the hose that's connected to the thermostat housing is dry all around, it is defiantly the housing gasket. Remove the thermostat housing to replace gasket with new

Now, if your car is running a bit hot, the thermostat may be stuck. in this case, replace the gasket and thermostat.


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Apr 24, 2009 | 2005 Mini Cooper

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Thermostat location and replacement


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Thermostat, Water, 3.0L Aerostar and Ranger Removal
  1. Drain cooling system.
  1. Remove upper radiator hose (8260) from water outlet connection.
  1. Remove two retaining bolts.
  1. Remove water outlet connection and water thermostat (8575) as an assembly.
  1. Discard gasket. Clean sealing surfaces with gasket scraper. Gouges in aluminum could form leak paths. Use care when scraping thermostat housing-to-gasket mating surfaces.
Installation
  1. Make sure sealing surfaces are totally free of gasket material.
  1. Install water thermostat into thermostat housing as illustrated.
  1. Position gasket onto thermostat housing using bolts as holding devices. Install water thermostat and tighten bolts to 20-30 Nm (14-21 lb-ft).
  1. Install upper radiator hose . Tighten clamp securely.
  1. Fill and bleed cooling system with proper amount and mixture.
  1. Start engine (6007) and check for coolant leaks.

Apr 04, 2009 | 1995 Ford Aerostar

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